Category Archives: Carnaval

Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, 2015 – The Samba Schools’ Parades

I’ve made it an annual tradition to write about Carnaval in Brazil, and in Rio de Janeiro specifically. Sadly, a number of other projects have kept me away from a more thorough writeup/analysis of Carnaval this year, but you can … Continue reading

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Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, 2014 – Photos from the Second Night

Last night marked the second and final night of the major parade of samba schools for Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. While Portela and União da Ilha stood out for their performances on the second night, it was Salgueiro samba … Continue reading

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Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, 2014 – Photos from the First Night

It’s that time of year again in Brazil – Carnaval. Last night marked the first night of the major parades in Rio de Janeiro, where, beyond the stereotyped vision of women, there were remarkable floats, songs, dance, and pageantry. As … Continue reading

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The Sustainability of Carnaval (and Other Remarkable Facts)

Julia at Rio Real has an excellent piece up on how Carnaval is straining sustainability in the city of Rio de Janeiro. For example: Informal recyclers– some of whom are the people who stay overnight on the beach– quickly pick … Continue reading

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Carnaval in Rio – Photos from the Second Night

Last night wrapped up Rio’s Carnaval parades in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s winner was Vila Isabel. Mangueira, one of Rio’s older samba schools that has participated in the parades for decades, took the Gold Standard award on Monday night. … Continue reading

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Carnaval in Rio – Photos from the First Night

Last night was the first of two nights in which Rio de Janeiro’s major samba schools parade. Below, are collections of images for each of the first six schools to parade through the Sambódromo, last night. Once again, as the … Continue reading

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Carnaval Kicks off in Rio

I’ll have more on this early next week when the major samba schools parade in Rio on Sunday night and Monday night, but it’s worth noting Carnaval officially began yesterday in Brazil. I wrote about Carnaval’s events and history last … Continue reading

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